Amazon’s Key to Growth Is in the Warehouse

As Amazon’s stock price continues to rise, so does its footprint. The company is on a multi-year spree of new warehouses that will help deliver more items to more customers faster. The company currently is on track to break 100 million square feet of warehouse space...
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Macy’s Is Hiring More Workers Than Ever, In E-Commerce

Once upon a time, the holidays were a cheery occasion for department stores. For Macy’s, the last few years has been a whirlwind of frustrated investors, massive layoffs and store closures. The holidays are no different: holiday hiring is on the decline, down 6,000...
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Once the symbol of American Motorcycles, Harley-Davidson is losing its footing

Motorcycle ridership is on the rise throughout the U.S. In 2014, there were 8.4 million motorcycle registrations, according to the Motorcycle Industry Council—almost double the number in 2000, when there were only 4.3 million. Female and millennial motorcycle riders...
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Netflix Needs Its International Boost

To compete with emerging and existing streaming services, Netflix is spending billions of dollars on original content, and it’s depending on international subscribers to fund it. The streaming company is working with a $6 billion content budget for 2017. Rival...
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AMC Networks Inc. Rakes in Revenue, as International Division Struggles

AMC Networks Inc., the company behind hit television shows “The Walking Dead” and “Better Call Saul,” announced, in a call to investors, that it was satisfied with their recent quarterly showing, despite problems it has abroad. The company showed year-over-year growth...
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Macy’s Not Engaging to Its 14 million Facebook Fans

Millions of people “Like” Macy's on Facebook but it isn’t turning enough of those followers into shoppers. The company has been one of the retailers named in a struggling market for not doing enough to get consumers in stores and the company is also lacking in online...
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A $999 iPhone could be disastrous for mobile carriers

While tech junkies and investors alike are frothing in anticipation of Apple’s new product unveiling on Tuesday, the telecommunications sector as a whole is feeling anxiety of a very different sort. The telecommunications sector is the economy’s worst performing...
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Running Out of Options: The Threat of Declining Competition

Kent Lundblad, 33 years old, tweeted his complaint last month to express his frustration with the two major internet providers in his hometown of Santa Rosa, California. Lundbald was a longtime Comcast client, since it is the go-to internet service provider in that...
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Uncertainty in November elections leads to anxious Americans and growth in comfort foods stocks

-Note that this a repost of an older article. Anheuser-Busch and Yum! Brands are up big in comparison to their numbers last year. BUD has seen a 25.87 percent and YUM is up 16.26 percent. According to therapists across America, this growth in comfort food stocks or...
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New York and Company hopes to turn it around with a Positive Q2 and Celebrity Partnerships

It is no secret that brick and mortar retail locations are feeling the impact of an increase in online shopping.  New York & Company, Inc., (NWY), best known as a womens wear-to-work retailer that operates 488 stores in 43 states, is one of the many retailers...
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Imagining a J.C. Penney-less World

Imagining a J.C. Penney-less World

In the not too distant future, teens will hang around malls in the outskirts of towns just as we did, only this time instead of buying Fro-Yos and hitting the shops with friends, they’ll be rollerblading through derelict buildings. The future for department stores...

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Barnes and Noble Second Quarter Earnings Preview

Barnes and Noble Second Quarter Earnings Preview

Barnes and Noble has had a turbulent 12 months. The bookseller lost its new CEO, Ronald Boire, this year and saw its stock price slashed in half to $11.45. So analysts believe that its second fiscal quarter earnings report, which will be released on the morning of...

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J.C. Penney Headed For A Comeback

J.C. Penney Headed For A Comeback

JCP is poised to become the comeback kid of retail this year. The century-old U.S. department store is expected to meet its conservative estimates for third-quarter earnings today and real growth could come in the final quarter of 2016, when the effects of new sales...

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